While the world economy is facing big problems, third world nations are struggling the hardest to survive. This is due mostly to the added disadvantages of inadequate education, gender inequality, weak employment potential, unsustainable international and local affairs, ineffective healthcare, and environmental challenges.
Pockets of Promise is committed to helping alleviate some of these issues by educating children in the poorest areas in Ghana, Uganda, and India. We focus on education because we believe education is the key to addressing the issues these nations face.
It is estimated that 1 in 4 children between the ages of 4 and 5, is not in school in Ghana.
Meanwhile, education is such a perpetual issue for developing countries which lack the financial resources or the political will to meet their citizens’ educational needs. Providing basic education for a bigger population is an investment in economic development, which directly correlates with the overall development of society. Providing a better educated future to a community is the stepping stone to improving the health care system, agricultural production, and political and domestic relations.
One child, one teacher, one book, and one pen can change the world.
However, the cost of education – tuition, books, and school supplies -is far too high for families. Children end up quitting school because of the financial hardships their families face. With sponsorship and the help of our volunteers, we are rethinking ways of keeping kids in school and learning.
We know what works in poor communities. We are developing our Mobile Computer Lab to provide internet access to the children we support. We are also developing our After-School program to ensure the quality of their education.
We are fighting for a better world by educating the ones that need it most.